SOURCE: TuneUp Software GmbH

December 15, 2008 08:00 ET

TuneUp Software Delivers Comprehensive, Fast and Simple PC Optimization With TuneUp Utilities 2009

Enhanced Functionality Provides a Customized, Professional Windows Maintenance Experience

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 15, 2008) - TuneUp Software announced today the availability of TuneUp Utilities 2009, the latest version of its award-winning series of PC optimization software. The new version of TuneUp Utilities provides Windows users, whether novice or expert, with a comprehensive suite of optimization and maintenance software tools to ensure their computers remain healthy and fast. TuneUp Utilities 2009 supports Windows XP and Windows Vista (both 32- and 64-bit versions) and automatically adapts its functions for the respective operating system.

Unlike conventional tuning tools that only offer static optimization techniques, TuneUp Utilities 2009 takes an intelligent approach, analyzing the configuration of individual PCs to determine the best tuning measures to perform based on the user's specific requirements.

TuneUp Utilities 2009 enables users to optimize their PC in a way that would otherwise require a high level of effort and extensive technical expertise. As well as carrying out routine tasks, users can also benefit from the extensive expert know-how that is integrated into the software.

In the latest version, the developers have focused on making it possible for users to optimize PCs with minimal effort, while maintaining complete control over any system interventions. Based on the individual analysis of the PC and the configuration parameters selected by the user, TuneUp Utilities 2009 will perform only those measures that are sensible and safe for the system. Even faulty configurations caused by excessive tuning attempts by other tools or manual interventions can be detected and rectified.

New additions to TuneUp Utilities 2009 include:

New Start Page: The core of TuneUp Utilities 2009, the new Start Page provides 'at-a-glance' information about important computer system settings, automatically highlights trouble spots and offers quick options that can be executed directly to solve them.

Selective optimization with TuneUp Speed Optimizer: The new TuneUp Speed Optimizer analyzes the settings of the operating system, installed applications and hardware, as well as the user's patterns of use. Using this analysis, the TuneUp Speed Optimizer determines the optimization potential of each individual PC. The "Quick Optimization" option lists and explains all measures for optimizing the system's performance that can be performed without limiting the functionality of the computer. The user can then either execute all of the measures with a single click of the mouse or individually initiate each one. The additional "Performance Advisor" offers suggestions for further acceleration of the system, clearly explaining the possible courses of action, as well as their effects. This prevents the optimization from being static and inaccurate.

Enhanced TuneUp StartUp Manager: The expanded TuneUp StartUp Manager shows which programs are automatically started when the computer is turned on. TuneUp StartUp Manager includes a database that is continuously updated by TuneUp's computing experts with useful information on what each program is, and whether it can be turned off safely.

TuneUp Uninstall Manager: TuneUp Uninstall Manager has been completely redeveloped. The list of all installed applications on the computer is now populated much faster and can be sorted by each application's size, latest access date, or date of installation. It also displays information about usage history, enabling the user to easily remove any applications that are no longer needed.

A sharp look with TuneUp Styler: TuneUp Styler enables users to adapt the icons, visual style, boot screen and logon screen, as well as making it possible to replace the animated Vista startup logo that appears just before logging on. Users can either create their own startup logos or download a series of creative animations from the TuneUp website using TuneUp Styler. The new version of the module even makes it possible for users to design Vista's logon screen by themselves.

Supported Windows versions

The software supports Windows XP and Windows Vista (both 32- and 64-bit versions) automatically adapting its functions to the respective operating system. This gives Windows XP users the security of knowing that they can continue to use the software without any functional restrictions or the need to pay for an upgrade if they switch to Windows Vista.

Price and availability

TuneUp Utilities 2009 can be purchased for $49.95 via download at www.tune-up.com. Users of previous versions of TuneUp Utilities can upgrade to this latest version for a discounted price of $29.95. A 30-day trial version can also be downloaded at TuneUp's website.

About TuneUp

TuneUp, based in Darmstadt, makes it possible for Windows users to fine-tune their PCs for optimum performance. PCs that are maintained using TuneUp Utilities are less cluttered, and are proven to work faster and be more stable.

The success story began eleven years ago when TuneUp founders Tibor Schiemann and Christoph Laumann developed Germany's first complete package for the optimization of Windows PCs. The program was called "TuneUp 97 - the intelligent tuning tool." Back then, the TuneUp founders considered "intelligent tuning" to be the effective optimization of PCs that takes care of as many of the necessary steps as possible for the user.

Since 2003, TuneUp has been expanding internationally. TuneUp Utilities has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide, and is now available in English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian and Polish. End users can find TuneUp Utilities directly on the company's home page (www.tune-up.com).

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